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Unread 04-16-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Replace reg 30w with Synthetic in differential

Anyone have any issues with their seals not sealing properly after they made this change?

Notice any difference in noise, speed or was this just a feel good thing knowing the properties are much better with Synthetic?

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Unread 04-16-2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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Been with the synthetic since Sept '09 and haven't had any leaks yet. Did pickup a little in the speed dept .5-1mph gpsd. The previous owner though might have not ever have changed the oil IDK so that could have had something to do with the speed bumpup. Are your seals leaking?
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Been with the synthetic since Sept '09 and haven't had any leaks yet. Did pickup a little in the speed dept .5-1mph gpsd. The previous owner though might have not ever have changed the oil IDK so that could have had something to do with the speed bumpup. Are your seals leaking?
Not yet... but planned on doing it this weekend if there weren't any issues from others that might have done it... I didn't want to find my brakes saturated with Synthetic.
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Default Re: Replace reg 30w with Synthetic in differential

SO FAR SO GOOD WITH MINE AND I JUST WAS OPERATING ON MY DIFF THIS PAST WEEK. ALL SEEMED GOOD TO ME.
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SO FAR SO GOOD WITH MINE AND I JUST WAS OPERATING ON MY DIFF THIS PAST WEEK. ALL SEEMED GOOD TO ME.

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My only real concern was because of a problem I had with the synthetic grease used on my Double Kendon trailer from the previous owner... a red grease that I could not stop from leaking out all over the wheels when traveling. I kept cleaning and they kept leaking out... I removed the bearings on both sides and repacked them with typical marine grease... no more problems. It's not the same as motor oil but it was synthetic... the previous owner was told the same thing about no problem... hence my concern when there was. After doing more searching on the Internet today it seems to be more Myths then Fact about the difference between the two types. Here is a link to help anyone else out with their concerns, at least about oils... from Valvoline titled Motor Oil Myths:

http://www.valvoline.com/car-care/motor-oil-myths/
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Scuba,
I use synthetic in my axel with no issues
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I use synthetic in my axel with no issues
Thanks but I wanted advice from someone that knows what they're talking about....



Just kidding Ess... thanks and I will be doing it tonight
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Thanks but I wanted advice from someone that knows what they're talking about....



Just kidding Ess... thanks and I will be doing it tonight
What? you said you wanted to oil up axel rose, right?
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What? you said you wanted to oil up axel rose, right?
OK... payback is a Bit*h...

Looks like I won't be doing the axle tonight... cannot find any Auto parts store with straight 30w Synthetic Oil... Plenty of 5w-30w etc. Any ideas?
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